Dhaka Mohammedan SC took joint lead in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football with a comfortable 4-1 goals victory against Uttar Baridhara Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday.
After the day’s well-merited victory, the traditional black and white Mohammedan shared the top slot in the league table with former champions Sheikh Jamal DC securing 12 points from six matches while Uttar Baridhara Club remained at their one point, playing five matches.
In the day’s match, Amir Hossain Bappi, Souleymane Diabate of Mali and Ugochukwu Obi of Nigeria scored one goal each for the traditional black and white Mohammedan SC, who earlier took lead by a suicidal goal scored by Sumon Reza of Uttara Baridhara.
Maruf scored the consolation goal for Uttar Baridhara Club in the 53rd minute.
MSC took lead in the 20th minute by a suicidal goal when Uttar Baridhara defender Sumon Reza sent the ball to his own net while he was trying to clear a free kick of Habibur Rahman Shohag (1-0).
In the 53rd minute, Maruf leveled the margin for Uttar Baridhara Club by placing a shot, off a corner of Nayon Mia (1-1).
Amir Hakim Bappi put Mohammedan SC ahead again in the 71st minute by a header, utilizing of cross of Mali forward Souleymane Diabate (2-1).
Five minutes later, Souleymane Diabate scored the 3rd goal for Mohammedan SC by powerful shot beating opponent defender (3-1).
In the added time (90+3 minute), Nigeran booter Ugochukwu Obi sealed the fate of the match by an accurate left footer, capitalizing on a through pass of Souleymane Diabate (4-1).
However, Sunday will be the last day of the round-6. Defending champions Bashundhara Kings will take on Chittagong Abahani on the day in Nilphamari (3.15 pm) while six times champions Dhaka Abahani will face Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad KC in Dhaka (6.30 pm).